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Can Science--empirical science--provide an explanation for your spiritual experiences?
A very faulty question to start with. Since the word spiritual has as many definitions as there are people, it cannot be linked with experiences which can be empirically tested.
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Or, can empirical science serve as a foundation for Religion--or any deeper understanding of the meaning of life for you?
No. How does it work for you?
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Any scientist will answer those questions with a quick, "no." Empirical science can't provide a satisfactory explanation for spiritual experiences, because spiritual experiences cannot be studied directly at all with the most powerful scientific methods, and only indirectly with less powerful methods.
And cannot be defined in the first place, so a study cannot be set up.

Susan

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Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 1402 drrayeye 29-Aug-19 19:46
Is there such a thing as Spiritual Blindness? 82 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 13:28
Re: Is there such a thing as Spiritual Blindness? 77 Poster Boy 30-Aug-19 17:07
Re: Is there such a thing as Spiritual Blindness? 78 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 17:29
Re: Is there such a thing as Spiritual Blindness? 73 Eddie Larry 30-Aug-19 19:12
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 80 Susan Doris 30-Aug-19 14:53
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 82 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 15:37
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 71 Eddie Larry 30-Aug-19 20:30
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 71 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 22:04
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 67 Eddie Larry 30-Aug-19 23:10
Empirical science and spiritual experiences 65 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 23:59
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 69 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 00:09
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 71 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 00:40
Spirituality is one's whole inner and outer character; there is no division.... 71 Itatw70s 31-Aug-19 01:32
The Christian alternative: asceticism 71 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 01:49
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 77 Itatw70s 31-Aug-19 01:55
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 71 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 02:14
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 77 Itatw70s 31-Aug-19 20:53
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 65 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 23:08
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 61 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 18:08
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 59 drrayeye 02-Sep-19 19:03
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 57 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 20:39
This thread is about science 57 drrayeye 02-Sep-19 21:08
Re: This thread is about science 59 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 21:31
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 63 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 02:01
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 70 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 01:45
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 70 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 02:18
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 60 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 02:29
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 68 Jrevans 31-Aug-19 01:02
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 66 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 01:44
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 73 jazzmumbles 31-Aug-19 01:25
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 72 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 01:37
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 72 jazzmumbles 31-Aug-19 02:42
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 66 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 02:58
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 63 Itatw70s 01-Sep-19 20:31
NOPE 65 drrayeye 01-Sep-19 22:47
Re: NOPE 64 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 20:59
Science is not a threat 65 drrayeye 02-Sep-19 21:11
Re: Science is not a threat 70 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 21:37
Re: Science is not a threat 66 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 03:00
Re: Science is not a threat 56 Itatw70s 03-Sep-19 06:04
Re: Science is not a threat 54 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 07:31
Re: Science is not a threat 56 Susan Doris 03-Sep-19 07:47
Of course 59 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 08:05
Re: Of course 60 Susan Doris 03-Sep-19 10:14
Re: Of course 68 Itatw70s 03-Sep-19 11:40
Just Passing Through 76 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 12:54
"There is nowhere where there is not God".... 59 Itatw70s 03-Sep-19 22:17
Agreed 61 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 23:58
philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 72 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 11:54
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 74 Susan Doris 31-Aug-19 15:09
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 66 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 15:56
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 64 Susan Doris 31-Aug-19 17:51
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 75 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 18:49
Thought experimentation is the key.... 64 Itatw70s 01-Sep-19 21:03
From Descartes to the present 76 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 18:20
Re: From Descartes to the present 74 Susan Doris 01-Sep-19 05:12
You can lead a horse to water . . . 76 drrayeye 01-Sep-19 06:20
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 84 jazzmumbles 02-Sep-19 00:18
Nah 72 drrayeye 02-Sep-19 06:48
No not an extra you are the star. 83 grangram 03-Sep-19 07:39
Sorry 76 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 08:44
I don't think Dawkins likes the theory? 72 grangram 04-Sep-19 08:02
Re: I don't think Dawkins likes the theory? 67 drrayeye 04-Sep-19 13:15
Re: I don't think Dawkins likes the theory? 67 Poster Boy 04-Sep-19 19:44
The greatest cult of all... 64 Eddie Larry 04-Sep-19 21:08
Re: The greatest cult of all... 60 Itatw70s 04-Sep-19 22:55
Re: The greatest cult of all... 60 Eddie Larry 04-Sep-19 23:01
Re: The greatest cult of all... 68 Itatw70s 04-Sep-19 23:05
Re: The greatest cult of all... 60 Eddie Larry 05-Sep-19 02:16
Human imagination 58 grangram 05-Sep-19 10:00
Re: Human imagination 60 Eddie Larry 05-Sep-19 19:34
The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 72 grangram 05-Sep-19 08:29
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 66 Itatw70s 05-Sep-19 11:41
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 61 grangram 05-Sep-19 11:57
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 63 Susan Doris 05-Sep-19 12:18
Lazy Lazy Lazy 66 drrayeye 05-Sep-19 16:12
Re: Lazy Lazy Lazy 60 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 05:01
The links are there 62 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 07:06
Re: The links are there 62 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 12:21
Re: The links are there 63 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 12:51
Re: The links are there 60 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 16:07
Further thoughts 50 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 17:56
Re: The links are there 57 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 12:40
Re: The links are there 55 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 16:26
Re: The links are there 55 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 18:12
One of the things I've learned 56 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 19:19
Re: One of the things I've learned 57 Poster Boy 06-Sep-19 19:47
Re: One of the things I've learned 60 Susan Doris 07-Sep-19 05:26
Dr. Sam 56 drrayeye 07-Sep-19 06:35
Re: Dr. Sam 60 Susan Doris 07-Sep-19 07:01
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 66 Poster Boy 05-Sep-19 20:15
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 57 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 05:05
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 66 Poster Boy 05-Sep-19 20:13
Strongly disagree 66 drrayeye 05-Sep-19 21:09
Re: Strongly disagree 71 Poster Boy 05-Sep-19 21:28
The visual field (brain) and the visual world (mind) 73 drrayeye 05-Sep-19 20:28
Re: The visual field (brain) and the visual world (mind) 67 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 05:12
I did 69 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 07:20
Thanks 67 grangram 06-Sep-19 08:14
Re: No not an extra you are the star. 76 jazzmumbles 07-Sep-19 22:14
Re: No not an extra you are the star. 57 grangram 11-Sep-19 20:26
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 57 grangram 11-Sep-19 20:12
medical science is an oxymoron 66 drrayeye 11-Sep-19 21:41
Thank God for plumbers and electricians 56 grangram 13-Sep-19 07:38
Re: Thank God for plumbers and electricians 63 Susan Doris 13-Sep-19 10:30
Re: Thank God for plumbers and electricians 56 Poster Boy 13-Sep-19 16:09
Re: Thank God for plumbers and electricians 54 Eddie Larry 13-Sep-19 17:48
medicine vs. science 54 drrayeye 13-Sep-19 17:52
Re: medicine vs. science 61 Poster Boy 13-Sep-19 18:19
A critical distinction 62 drrayeye 13-Sep-19 19:50
Save a prayer for the scientist 66 drrayeye 13-Sep-19 11:03
James 2:14 62 grangram 14-Sep-19 11:34
Re: James 2:14 66 drrayeye 14-Sep-19 15:24
Pence's health care 57 grangram 15-Sep-19 22:18
Second Timothy 2: 15 88 drrayeye 16-Sep-19 00:32
Re: James 2:14 59 Glass Jigsaw 15-Sep-19 20:26
It's always different 47 drrayeye 16-Sep-19 00:17


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